With just 24 seconds between Carlos Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah on Tuesday evening, with Stéphane Peterhansel lying in wait 6’38 behind the general standings leader, it all remains to be done in the car race. The next days, with another marathon stage, will be decisive and promise to be full of suspense!
As on the third stage, Yasir Seaidan has finished the special with a fine third place, 4’48 behind Stéphane Peterhansel. This solid performance from the Saudi driver is putting his countryman Yazeed Al Rajhi in the shade in front of his home crowds!
Carlos Sainz has completed stage nine 6’31 behind Stéphane Peterhansel. It means he keeps hold of the lead in the general standings, but only by 24 seconds ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah!
In Haradh, Stéphane Peterhansel has won his third stage victory in Saudi Arabia by merely 15 seconds in front of title holder Nasser Al-Attiyah. The two men have driven at a quicker pace than all their rivals today and should regain time on Carlos Sainz who has yet to reach the finish.